THE LUCRECE PROJECT
at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Call for 2011-2012 Projects
The Lucrece Project is a graduate working research group sponsored by the NYU Humanities Initiative and English Department. We are a collective of artists and academics who are exploring and challenging the borders between “creative” and “critical” work and thought. We are currently soliciting proposals for creative cross-disciplinary projects that defy traditional categories of genre, medium, and working method.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Lucrece Project is a graduate working research group sponsored by the New York
University Humanities Initiative and English Department. We are a collective of artists and
academics who are exploring and challenging the borders between “creative” and “critical”
work and thought. We are currently soliciting proposals for cross-disciplinary projects for our
In the first year of the project, 2010-2011, we examined the story of Lucrece in all its genres,
media, and contexts, and took different creative, research-based, and affective approaches to
exploring the character of Lucrece and her story. Detailed information can be found on our
We also funded three new works based on the legend: a play, a series of textile installations,
and a “hip hopera.” While very different in style, theme, and media, the three works were
developed in line with the Project's goals of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and a marriage of
scholarly research with artistic method.
We are now requesting proposals for new works that satisfy these same goals. They do not
need to be based on the story of Lucrece, but we do expect that these projects will be
collaborative and will challenge borders between disciplines and methods, including the
boundary between traditionally conceived “academic work” and other kinds of creative and
artistic work. The projects can be in any media, any genre, and any form. In line with our
emphasis on process over product, these works should be developed consistently over the
course of the academic year and will be presented to the members of the Project and the
public (even if they are still works in progress) in April 2012.
In addition to funding these new works, The Lucrece Project will also organize a series of
plenary sessions throughout 2011-2012 during which we will continue our exploration of
method and process. Though these sessions will be largely separate from the new projects
being developed, we hope that the project organizers will participate in them.
Please submit the following to email@example.com by Monday, September 12:
1. An outline of your proposed project (approximately one page).
2. A paragraph about how it fulfills the goals of The Lucrece Project.
3. A list of other people involved in the project, if known, and their roles. (We encourage
you to apply even if you do not yet know this; we can help you find collaborators, if
4. A rough plan for how the project will be developed - how often you will meet, how the
work will be divided, etc.
5. A draft budget. At the moment we are offering up to $1000 per project with the goal of
developing two works; these figures may change depending on the projects chosen.
To better understand The Lucrece Project, what we do, and what we’re looking for, please visit
our website, www.thelucreceproject.com.
If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.